Welcome to NEXT. We are a new music show on the radio with a very simple goal – find you a NEXT, new favorite song.

May NEXT find a song that makes your ears smile. Enjoy it all. And may the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.

Tell me what you listen to, and I’ll tell you who you are. ― Tiffanie DeBartolo

Let’s try and #BeMoreKind. Let’s – together try to do something good. What do you say. This week (and every week?) –  It’s a simple good deed -> Let’s see what happens. Thank you and Enjoy It All.


Let us begin NEXT week 851 with Talk – Run Away To Mars Born Nicholas Durocher and raised in Ottawa, this multi-instrumental wizard is at ease on piano, guitar, drums, bass, banjo, harmonica and even the mandolin. He toured Canada with a country band in his teens and honed his songwriting and production skills while working with artists at Sony, Def Jam, Wax Records, Physical Presents and more. Then, just over a year ago, he unleashed the eclectic voice and character he’d envisioned for years “TALK“ and started asking the questions that are now reverberating in everyone’s minds and social media posts: Run Away to Mars came to me when I was feeling really alone and isolated. Writing has always been a way for me to process and deal with my emotions, and for this song I pictured myself as far away as humanly possible. In my mind, that was Mars, explains Nicholas Durocher. Nicholas Durocher loves movies about space and adventure, and Nicholas Durocher drew inspiration from those worlds to build his own kind of like a kid making a cardboard rocket ship in his backyard. Run Away to Mars squeezes out every drop of humanity from his very bones, poured over an acoustic arrangement.The astonishing success of the song has been completely organic, driven by a series of viral TikTok posts from TALK himself. In an era where many artists use mystery as a marketing tactic, TALK is in your face. Hes eccentric, flashy and colorful, inspired by artists like Elton John, Freddie Mercury and Guns N Roses. He’d rather make his own gold sequin cape than wear a designer outfit. He writes, plays on and produces his own tracks, only bringing them to the studio for final touch ups a rarity in today’s pop music space. TALK is me saying I don’t care what anyone thinks, I’m going to be bright, beautiful and, most importantly, myself. TALK’s message is simple yet profound: Show love to everyone you meet, because you don’t know what they’re going through or where they’ve come from.

David Bowie – Modern Love Bowie FROM THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMEMOONAGE DAYDREAM A FILM BY BRETT MORGEN. Unique Mix Of The Classic Track That Starts With The Isolated Piano Motif, Building Up Into The Chorus Before Ending On The A Cappella Backing Vocals. MOONAGE DAYDREAM illuminates the life and genius of David Bowie, one of the most prolific and influential artists of our time. Told through sublime, kaleidoscopic, never-before-seen footage, performances and music. This feature-length experiential cinematic odyssey explores Bowie’s creative, musical and spiritual journey. The film is guided by Bowie’s narration and is the first officially sanctioned film on the artist.  The companion album to MOONAGE DAYDREAM features songs spanning Bowie’s career and includes previously unheard material, unique mixes created for the film and this release, along with dialogue from Bowie himself. Highlights include a previously unreleased live medley of ‘The Jean Genie / Love Me Do / The Jean Genie recorded live at the final Ziggy Stardust concert at Hammersmith Odeon in 1973, featuring Jeff Beck on guitar. Other rarities include an early version of the Hunky Dory favorite Quicksand and a previously unreleased live version of Rock n Roll With Me from the legendary 1974 Soul Tour. Modern Love (Moonage Daydream Mix)  one of Bowie’s biggest and best-loved worldwide hits. This version is a unique mix starting with the isolated piano motif from the track, building up into the chorus before ending on the a cappella backing vocals offering an insight into the individual elements that create the classic we all know and love.


The Kinks – Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues Kinks. In 1971, the great British rock group The Kinks embarked on a new phase of their career by signing with RCA Records. Freed from their old label Pye’s insistence on hit singles, Ray Davies song writing  accelerated his band’s move towards a new identity as makers of thematically ambitious, tenderly personal albums, building on preceding cult successes such as The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society. Buoyed by one more smash to start the decade “Lola“ this most English of bands also firmly turned its sights towards the USA, where their exciting, charismatic live shows were reciprocally building a fervent new American fanbase. This period’s first Kinks album, Muswell Hillbillies, is for many people their best of all. It conversely looked back on Ray and Dave Davies London roots, telling tales of working-class families migrating from the war-torn and redevelopment-ravaged inner city to the strange, leafy suburbs of North London. Now with a new record company and a new image, I could bring some of the old wild western spirit into my music Ray Davies said. These albums capture the re-emergence of the Kinks as a touring band. Dave Davies adds Muswell Hillbillies is one-of my favourite Kinks albums. It’s a bit of a backstory to the Davies family and the characters involved. Muswell Hillbillies release was supported by more US touring, including two 1972 nights at New York’s iconic Carnegie Hall. Tapes of those anarchic shows, heavy on Muswell material, formed the live half of 1972’s double-album, Everybody’s In Show-Biz – Everybody’s A Star. Its studio sides explored The Kinks long months on the American road with wistful humour. Its epic finale, Celluloid Heroes, confirmed the band’s new world. Among the elite cream of Kinks songs, it saw Ray use Hollywood as a prism through which to view ordinary Americans bittersweet dreams. The announcement comes alongside the release of Celluloid Heroes (US Single Version 2022 Edit). Ray Davies composed the classic Kinks track reflecting on everyday folk aspiring to be Hollywood stars. The song names several famous actors of 20th century film (including Greta Garbo, Rudolph Valentino, Bela Lugosi, Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe) and mentions LA’s Hollywood Boulevard, alluding to its Walk of Fame. Taken from The Kinks seminal 1972 RCA album Everybody’s In Show-Biz – Everybody’s A Star.

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Tom Waits – Table Top Joe (Live) Tom Waits has announced limited edition vinyl reissues of his 2002 records Alice and Blood Money to commemorate their 20th anniversaries. Initially created for an avant-garde opera directed by Robert Wilson in the winter of 1992, Alice was the second collaboration between Waits, his wife Kathleen Brennan and Wilson after 1989’s The Black Rider. Blood Money is based on the sociopolitical play Woyzeck, originally written by Georg Buchner in 1837. Waits and Brennan wrote songs for a production of Woyzeck — another collaboration with Robert Wilson — which later became Blood Money. Blood Money is flesh and bone, earthbound,” said Waits of the record. “The songs are rooted in reality: jealousy, rage, the human meat wheel … They are more carnal. Kathleen and I are well suited to this material. She is hilarious, blasphemous and ominous. I like a beautiful song that tells you terrible things. Tom Waits may be an absolute genius: a fantastic lyricist, a unique performer, and a conceptualist unlike anyone else in pop music. Waits’ albums were portals into an alternate universe America that had more in common with the poems of Charles Bukowski and the novels of Harry Crews than the world we see out our windows. Alice and Blood Money are kind of like twins, or like Cain and Abel a little bit, and we wrote and recorded them together and endured the arduous process of recording these things together, which is a long process.

Billy Joel – You May Be Right (Live) As part of a 50 years of Billy Joel celebration, the acclaimed film of the New York-born singer/songwriter’s June 1990 homecoming shows are getting a cinematic release. Shot on 16mm colour film on June 22 and 23, 1990, at the iconic Bronx stadium, the original concert footage has been re-edited and newly mixed, and features a never-before-released performance of the star’s 1983 hit single Uptown Girl. The film also captures Joel’s performances of audience favourites Piano Man, We Didn’t Start The Fire, New York State Of Mind and more, plus interviews with Joel, and behind-the-scenes footage from the event’s production. In celebration of Billy Joel‘s 50th year in the entertainment industry, the remixed and re-edited 1990 concert, Billy Joel: Live At Yankee Stadium, is coming to the big screen, scheduled for a special two-night global release on October 5 and October 9, featuring a never-before-released performance of “Uptown Girl,” exclusive interviews with Joel, as well as brand-new footage of the event’s production.


Here on next welcome to the second half of wee 851 Im your host Chris Bro. Find us on the radio on WERB 107.5 Global Radio, RIVER RADIO in the UK, Ocean 98 and VOBB or the internet at all things next dot com just google Chris bro next that’s b r o,

Wolfmother – High On My Own Supply (Acoustic) Rip completely when released – with no guitar.  Mostly EDM. Now Acoustic – I think most will be able to hear what they were missing. Does that make sense?

Richard Thompson – Crawl Back (Live) The set appears to be uncut, so you can hear Thompson’s dry humourous banter in between tracks, and there are plenty of classics covered on this thirteen-track set.Richard Thompson is releasing a live album: The Richard Thompson Acoustic Trio – Live From Honolulu. Always impressed by RT’s guitar skills and songwriting talent, the presence of Danny Thompson and Michael Jerome are an added bonus. The quiet and self-effacing 57-year-old Englishman of Scottish ancestry is wrapping up a solo acoustic tour on the mainland. Thompson will surrounded by a stellar rhythm section of standup bassist Danny Thompson (no relation) and percussionist Michael Jerome.

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EKKSTACY – I Walk This Earth All By Myself Twenty-year-old artist EKKSTACY had already dealt with a lifetime of depression and anxiety before a severe mental health episode at age 17 led him to drug-induced psychosis and a suicide attempt. As he bounced back, EKKSTACY immersed himself in music.  EKKSTACY really needed something like an outlet because he didn’t have anybody. So EKKSTACY started writing. Already a fan of the SoundCloud rap that had blown up in his early teens, he now binged on moody indie rock with the same intensity, in his downtime between shifts at an Amazon warehouse. Working alone and teaching himself as he went, EKKSTACY channeled his musical obsessions and PTSD into songs with brutally honest lyrics about self-harm and sadness, and slate-grey production that recalls early-80s post-punk. When EKKSTACY began posting tracks like his breakthrough single i walk this earth all by myself to streaming services, he found an eager audience awaiting him. When a friend crunched the numbers and told EKKSTACY he was making enough money from Spotify to pay his rent, he quit his job the same day.

Margo Price – Been To The Mountain Margo Price Takes a Psychedelic Journey in New Song ‘Been to the Mountain. Been to the Mountain’ is part one of an introspective trip into our subconscious. It is the perfect continuation of my search for freedom in my art and freedom in the modern age. Margo Price has been busy, and she’s gonna stay busy. Her memoir Maybe We’ll Make It is dropping in October, followed by a book tour. She’s also got some big gigs coming up, including Farm Aid and a show with Wilco at Red Rocks. Today she launches a new season of her Sonos Radio show Runaway Horses in which she’s interviewing legends and peers such as Emmylou Harris (the subject of today’s episode) plus Amythyst Kiah, Swamp Dogg, Bob Weir, Bettye LaVette, and Lucius. Price is starting to roll out a new set of songs today. We don’t have any news on a new album yet, but she’s billing her new single “Been To The Mountain” as the start of a new era. She wrote the song with husband Jeremy Ivey, and Jonathan Wilson produced it during a weeklong stint at Fivestar Studios in Topanga Canyon. The song’s punchy strut.


King’s X – Nothing But The Truth we see a new album from the venerable melodic prog rockers King’s X. Three Sides of One is the band’s 13th album, and first since 2008’s XV. The trio have a combined age of 195. If I was forced to use one word to describe Three Sides of One, it would be odd – listening to this one made me go back and revisit my old King’s X albums rather than wanting to keep playing this newest release. Although. The hallmarks of King’s X are here: the mix of metal, prog, soul, and lyrical spirituality, the sweet vocal harmonies, Pinnick’s grinding bass, Tabor’s excellent solos, and Gaskill’s laid-back groove. I didn’t learn to love King’s X until their third record Faith Hope Love which was released (can you believe it?!) 32 years ago. AND that album got me hooked. Speaking of Ty, he mesmerizes in “Nothing But the Truth” with an extended solo that’s infused with both Stevie Ray Vaughn and Prince, that is just so emotional and compelling

Ozzy Osbourne – God Only Knows Reports may have focused on his ill-health, but the Prince of Fucking Darkness sounds full of vim and vigour on album number 13. It feels like something of a miracle that Ozzy Osbourne is about to release his 13th solo studio album. on ‘Patient Number 9’, he sounds far from the frail man the swirl of headlines might suggest. Instead, this is Ozzy invigorated and ready to do what he does best – rock the fuck out. ‘Patient Number 9’ is chock-full of big rock names such as Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, who appears on ‘Immortal’. At 73 years old and battling with his health, you might not expect Osbourne to keep that bar particularly high. But, for the most part, ‘Patient Number 9’ does just that – it’s a fizzing piece of hard-rock magic.


NEXT on the radio.

WERB 107.5 Global Radio Monday/Wednesday/Sunday mornings.
River Radio in the UK â€“ Thursday night.
Ocean 98 in Maryland â€“ Sunday nights at 10.
Saturday afternoon on VOBB in Canada

Spotify playlist updates on Thursday(ish). Link to Chris Bro on Spotify.

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